As a performer concert tours have taken Martin all over the globe, where he continues to promote his albums with radio and concert appearances; this includes varied Classical guitar and Electric guitar concerts and engagements. His Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room debuts were back in 1981.

Commissions include music for the theatre, concert hall, film and media. First published work was Four Pieces for Solo Violin Edwin Ashdown (1977).

Martin also teaches guitar and composition. His former appointments include Junior Music School at The London College of Music, Thames Valley University, head of guitar and composition, and St Helen’s School, Northwood, Middlesex. Moreover, from 1996-2009 he was ‘Composer in Residence’ at St. Albans School, Herts.

He holds an MSc in composition at University of Hertfordshire 1998, and a research PhD from City University 2015. The research comprises two contrasting volumes, a survey of current practice and didactic elements. In both volumes, the focus is on exploring the complex processes of musical creation and reception.

Therefore, Martin’s qualifications are PhD, MSc, LLCM(TD), and ALCM


Martin Vishnick